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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Levels of Care - Alzheimer Special Care

Photo of a resident meetingThe mission of the Special Care Unit is to provide a safe, comfortable, structured environment for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

Recognizing the unique needs of these individuals, the DuPage Care Center opened two secured units with specially designed treatment and activity programs. These units are located on the third floor of our center wing and on the fourth floor of our north wing, providing care to multiple residents. A private dining and activity area along with a lounge and sunroom are available to provide a complete and secure environment for these residents.

It is our goal to maximize each person’s ability to maintain his or her independence. We provide meaningful activities throughout the day and evening to give structure and provide a routine.

Our staff is specially trained to work with persons who suffer from Alzheimer’s and related disorders. We work with our residents to maintain their highest level of functioning, provide dignity and to create a plan of care that meets the needs of each individual.

We encourage family members to participate in the care of the resident. Families play a very important role in the lives of our residents and their involvement enhances quality of life and helps to maintain dignity for the resident.

Admission or placement on the Special Care Unit must meet the Center’s medical guidelines. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 630-784-4315.

Alzheimer's Support Group

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Alzheimer's Association
Greater Chicagoland Chapter

Phone: 847.933.2413 - Fax: 847.933.2417
Helpline: 847.933.1000 or 888.301.1819

Through the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter, the DuPage Convalescent Center offers an Alzheimer’s Support Group that meets the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in one of the conference rooms. This group is facilitated by a Social Service Coordinator Facilitator, who has been completed the educational training mandated by the Alzheimer Association. 

The group varies in size month to month.  It will usually consist of approximately ten to twelve caregivers. This includes community members as well as family members of residents. Each meeting lasts about one hour or more and light refreshments are available. These gatherings offer an educational component every other month, with professional speakers in dementia care; other months caregivers will have an open forum to share, comfort and learn from each other this journey called Dementia.  

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter, please visit their web site 

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Janelle Chadwick



DuPage Care Center
400 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187